There are ongoing concerns about high nutrient levels in the Hullcar aquifer. (photo submitted)

Hullcar details released

  • Aug. 11, 2017 11:19 a.m.

More details on a review of a Spallumcheen water system are being revealed.

Representatives from Save Hullcar Aquifer Team recently spoke with a Ministry of Environment official about the recently announced review of the aquifer and concerns about high nutrient levels.

“She will be in the area to meet the various groups involved including SHAT Aug. 24 and 25,” said Al Price, with SHAT.

The scope of the process will include a review of nutrient management practices across B.C., a review how other jurisdictions are approaching nutrient management and a review of current and feasible waste management practices.

“The review will inform the in progress review of the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and policy for the protection of drinking water by improved management of agricultural wastes,” said Price.

A draft report will be presented to the Ministry of Environment Sept. 15.

“The SHAT executive has met to discuss some potential amendments to the regulations that would improve our situation, but we are concerned that the short time frame will not allow for a thorough review, and we will have to deal with the fallacy of multiple sources and other deflections that have been proven to be false,” said Price.

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